-A film screening, “Buddhism After the Tsunami,” followed by a poetry reading and discussion will take place in the Fetzer Center’s Putney Auditorium from 5:30-8 p.m.
-The West Point Hellcats will perform a free concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.
-Hamilton Tescarollo is going to play the piano in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public.
-Dr. Paul Clements is going to speak on “The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change” as part of the Lyceum Lecture Series. Lee Honors College at noon, free to attend.
-The Western Brass Quintet will perform a free concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at 1 p.m.
-”Good Governance in Transition Economies: A Comparative Analysis” will be presented by Dr. Susan Linz as part of the Sichel Lecture Series. The free lecture will be held in 2028 Brown Hall at 3 p.m.
-The 75th annual Southwestern Michigan Vocal Festival is coming to Miller Auditorium at 7 p.m. Free.
-The Merling Trio will perform in Dalton Center Recital Hall at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to millerauditorium.com or call (269)387-2300.
-Anita Pontremoli will play the piano at Dalton Center Recital Hall in a free concert at 3 p.m.
-Another free concert at Dalton Center Recital Hall will be presented by the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet at 7:30 p.m.
-University Theatre will present “MacBeth” through March 24 at the Williams Theatre inside the Gilmore Theatre Complex. 8 p.m. For tickets, call (269)387-6222.
- Dr. Jonathan Schaffer, from Rutgers University, will lecture on “Apt Causal Models for the Law” in 1115 Moore Hall at noon. Free to attend.
-Walk on tryouts for the Bronco men’s soccer team will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Seelye Indoor Athletic Facility. Anyone that wants to try out must complete a physical, a sickle cell test, and fill out insurance paperwork before trying out. Find the forms at wmubroncos.com.
-Tim Hagans is going to play trumpet in the Dalton Center Recital Hall tp open the 33rd annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival. 8 p.m. Get tickets by calling (269)387-2300 or at millerauditorium.com. Tickets are $10.
-Warren Oja will perform a free cello concert in Dalton Center Lecture Hall at 6 p.m.
-The Western Invitational Jazz Festival will be at Dalton Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary and will be available at the door.
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
-The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. in downtown Kalamazoo.
-Beginning at noon, the day will be filled with free concerts at Dalton Center Recital Hall.